In order to better understand the process of enlargement of the European Union and to intensify discussion on the experiences of the most recent EU member states, GONG, in cooperation with partner organizations, is implementing the EnlargEUrope project.
Access Info Europe and 53 requesters from across Europe appealed to the European Ombudsman about the European Commissions’ failure to register, process, and respond to requests for the 2016 travel expenses of EU Commissioners.
Mr Frans Timmermans
First Vice-President of the European Commission
Rue de la Loi 200
Brussels, 22 March 2017
Dear First Vice-President Timmermans,
Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, we the undersigned organisations urge the European Commission not to abandon its leadership role in fighting the scourge of corruption in the EU.
More than 100 organisations urge the Parliament to spearhead #lobbytransparency reform!
In cooperation with European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) from Belgium and European partners (Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, United Kingdom and Iceland GONG is implementing the Digital Ecosystem for e-participation Linking Youth (DEEP-Linking Youth) project devoted to digital democracy. The project encompasses research and the creation of a digital ecosystem for youth engagement on a common task to provide quality input to decision-making concerning the future of student mobility and the Erasmus + Programme.
We bring you an open letter sent to all Heads of State and Government of the European Union by the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), on behalf of 52 organizations having signed it, to ask that the Trade Secrets Protection Directive, due to be examined during the next Agriculture Council on May 17, is further amended before its final approval to protect crucial freedoms and rights.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) voted unanimously in favour of a resolution on the current refugee crisis, expressing a common concern on part of representatives of employers, trade unions and civil society organisations across the EU.
Centre for Peace Studies (CMS), Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity (CROSOL), Association of Croatian Trade Unions, Group 22 and Centre for Labour studies, are expressing deep concern over the serious threat to the fundamental European values of democracy, solidarity, social justice and human rights protection in the case of the current Greek debt crisis. These values are not threatened by marginal groups, extremists or an "external enemy", but rather by the major European institutions that are relentlessly imposing a policy of cuts and sale of key national resources in exchange for facilitating debt repayment to creditors. Thereby, CMS, CROSOL, Association of Croatian Trade Unions, Group 22 and the Centre for Labour Studies are joining the strong criticism voiced by civil society organizations across the EU (SOLIDAR network and the Alter Summit petition), addressed to EU institutions which are turning the Greek debt crisis into a crisis of European democracy.
Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was in Croatia's interest, criticising an interpellation of 21 Croatian members of parliament regarding the matter of this trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.
A revisionist relationship to Antifascist history is not only a Croatian problem, although that is no comfort. “Unusual” changes to history are also an issue in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro. Despite everything, however, there are “resistance movements” that are trying to preserve Antifascism as a pledge from the past to the future – this was the message from GONG’s conference of the same name held in the Croatian Journalists Association on May 7 – a day before the 70th anniversary since the liberation of Zagreb and the victory over Fascism.